April 01, 2004

So vindicated you have no idea.

"Since you mention it," I wrote yesterday in a cover letter as I sent off my resume to the Nth potential employer of the day, "I do like chocolate quite a bit."

They're architects. They work long days and inhale a lot of fumes. I fully understand that at some point it becomes necessary either to include "must like chocolate" in the required qualifications for an office admin and then swear you were only kidding, or to pull the tiles out of your office ceiling, climb out onto the roof and scream bloody murder. The sort of person who'd do the former, therefore, is someone I think I could really like. Hence, my eloquent and intelligent cover letter, assuring them that I do like chocolate (and, additionally, that I have been an architecture student; the implication that the chocolate thing makes perfect sense to me can, I think, only improve relations).

They called about half an hour ago; I was far too much my usual self to answer the phone, so they left a message asking me to call back today. I will admit that I wondered yesterday whether my cover letter was appropriate, but now I am delighted and proud of my ability to select the right response for the situation. Let it truly be said: dessert improves EVERYTHING.

I think that's a persuasive argument for having some chocolate-chocolate-chip Soy Dream. I'm sure it will put me in the right frame of mind to return their call with the easy flair and gentle humor they've come to expect from me.

Posted by dianna at April 1, 2004 11:12 AM

3 things, in order of decreasing relevance.

1. Congrats. Call 'em back, and woo them with your wit and witticism.

2. I like chocolate more than I like robots.

3. I am currently listening to REM's Murmur, an album that has been undeservedly gathering dust in my big-ass CD case for quite some time. This is part of a larger project which involves putting all of my CDs (or at least my favorite songs from them) onto my computer in MP3 format for easier listening.

Posted by: Chris at April 1, 2004 12:09 PM

How do we feel around here about robots made of chocolate?

Posted by: dianna at April 1, 2004 12:47 PM

Bzzzzzt. Choco-bot approves. Bzzzzzt. You go, humanoid girl.

Posted by: Jacob at April 1, 2004 02:08 PM

I'm not sure how well a robot made of chocolate would work. I mean, to the extent that we're dealing within the realm of reality. Which is to say 'not at all.'

Posted by: Chris at April 1, 2004 09:28 PM

You. Shush. Eat your chocolate and don't ever say the R word again.

Posted by: dianna at April 1, 2004 09:50 PM

yeah, i hate the word 'realm', myself. as for chocolate robots, i think that there is a possibility there. there is no reason why dark chocolate could not be molded into roboparts and fitted together. the power source would have to be fairly cool-running (jah, mon!) so as to minimize meltage (i would recommend that it be powered by marshmallow creme) and all chocolate/chocolate joints would need to be lubricated with something tasty...like strawberry sauce (since dark chocolate is just so delightfully crumbly!). musculature might as well be redvines. what else does a robot need? ah! a mind! jpl has been working on a new kind of pcb (printed chocolate board) that would be perfect...and the process of converting large doped nilla wafers into processors is quite refined. did i mention that i attended geekfest '04 on tuesday? and that i now have a t-shirt? right.

Posted by: Erik at April 1, 2004 10:36 PM

That sounds like a saccharin disaster.

Which, I might add, would be a fantastic (if unbelievably pretentious) band name.

Posted by: Chris at April 2, 2004 12:55 PM